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Sept. 17, 2014

2:17 p.m.

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Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster
The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said Hardy will continue to ...

2:06 p.m.

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School district police stock up on free military gear
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon's surplus program, which is ...

2:02 p.m.

Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover
Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery. Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at ...

1:59 p.m.

Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys
A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys. KOAT-TV reports New Mexico State Police say the driver ...

1:52 p.m.

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact
The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. After drifting along for most of the day, stocks marched higher after ...

1:01 p.m.

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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear ...

12:16 p.m.

Wells Fargo pays $290,000 in same-sex harassment case
Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit accused a female manager and female teller ...

12:12 p.m.

West Nile virus identified in 9 Nevada counties
West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in nine Nevada counties, state officials said today. More than 3,300 groups of mosquitoes ...

12:11 p.m.

Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
Boulder City bypass gets green light after asbestos testing shows no threat
Transportation:
After a frustrating seven-month delay to allow for hundreds of tests of asbestos-tainted soil, construction of a bypass highway around Boulder City is back on track. Officials concluded that ...

11:56 a.m.

Firefighters aid ailing man on flight to Las Vegas
A man who collapsed during a United Airlines flight from Houston to Las Vegas was fortunate that a group of Jacksonville firefighters were onboard en route to a bachelor party. The group was on ...

11:21 a.m.

Developer: Proposed stadium not viable without city chipping in $3M a year
Developer: Proposed stadium not viable without city chipping in $3M a year
A downtown soccer stadium isn’t financially viable without a $3 million annual contribution from the city, a developer for the project said. The response came from Port Telles of ...

10:30 a.m.

1 dead in fiery crash at Summerlin Parkway, 215 Beltway
1 dead in fiery crash at Summerlin Parkway, 215 Beltway
A man was killed and four others were in unknown condition this morning after a crash at Summerlin Parkway and the 215 Beltway. A white Ford F-350 pulling ...

10:20 a.m.

Coroner IDs man shot in parking lot after reportedly pulling gun
A man fatally shot Monday in a strip mall parking lot across from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has been identified as Michael Johnson, 30, of Las Vegas, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported. Metro Police said Johnson was killed ...

10:10 a.m.

Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers
Nevada recoups $50 million investment with bankrupt Lehman Brothers
Six years after the collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers, Nevada has recouped a $50 million investment it made with the now-bankrupt investor. For Treasurer Kate Marshall ...

9:34 a.m.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq
President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out ...

9:20 a.m.

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Vikings owner says it was a mistake to bring back Adrian Peterson
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" in bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. The Vikings had benched Peterson for last Sunday's loss to ...

9:08 a.m.

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to ...

8:53 a.m.

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Police think robber at Palace Station had a gun
Police in Las Vegas now say a man who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station casino-hotel may have had a gun. Officer Laura Meltzer says witnesses reported seeing ...

8:47 a.m.

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Crews battle California fire’s explosive growth
Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences. Hundreds of additional firefighters were dispatched to ...

8:34 a.m.

Judge Steven Jones pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
Judge Steven Jones pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
A longtime Las Vegas-area state court judge has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge that could get him ...

8:13 a.m.

Police search for suspect in rash of robberies
Metro Police are searching for a man they say committed several armed robberies in the valley this month. The man entered businesses posing as ...

8:06 a.m.

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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testing
he NFL reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing, which will allow the Broncos' Wes Welker and two other ...

2 a.m.

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Allegiant CEO buys Las Vegas Boulevard wedding chapel
Allegiant Air boss Maurice “Maury” Gallagher, who’s made a fortune selling cheap plane tickets and a bevy of add-on fees, has entered a new, albeit still low-priced, line of business: Las Vegas weddings. Will the new business venture lead to flight and wedding packages? ...

Tuesday

Sept. 16, 2014

11:20 p.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Minnesota
Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list
The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while ...

11 p.m.

At public hearing, concern over proposed stadium’s financing
At public hearing, concern over proposed stadium’s financing
Telling the crowd to “believe in Las Vegas,” Mayor Carolyn Goodman made an impassioned pitch to bring soccer to downtown during a community meeting. “It’s the last hurrah ...

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